Ask Video Search

Since 2008 Ask offers a video search. A contract with Blinkx enabled Ask to offer the content of one of the leading video search engines at the time via its own search portal. Blinxx itself was discontinued in 2017. Currently (2019) the content of YouTube is being searched. Whether another video search engine has been used in the meantime cannot be said. The content can be filtered by popularity, length and quality.

Language Multilingual

Launched 2008
Closed No

Developer Ask Jeeves (Started in 1996 as Ask Jeeves Inc., since 2006 IAC Search & Media, Inc.)

Country of Origin US America

2011 - [...] Ask Jeeves (Started in 1996 as Ask Jeeves Inc., since 2006 IAC Search & Media, Inc.)

Topic Music, Sound & Video Search engine

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Video file search
Search Interface / Search API

Used SeEn blinkx

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

Barry Schwartz (2007): »Blinkx Strikes Video Search-Engine Deal from reports that video search engine Blinkx will power’s video search.

This deal will give access to Blinkx’s 12 million hours of audio and video content. Each time a user searches for Blinkx’s content, has agreed to pay a fee, according to the release. Reportedly, a Blinkx area on the site will be how users access the audio and video content.

“’s momentum is impressive and we’re very proud to be powering their new video search offering,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “This relationship further demonstrates our technology leadership in the video search space and is an exciting development for our 130 or so media partners whose content can now be accessed through”« Source


Critical points

Features & Functionality


Example results page for "sand": Source

References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):
Wikipedia (Others):

Other Sources

PR Newswire (2007): Selects blinkx to Power Video Search URL:

Created: 2015-08-05